Museum of Lampedusa and findings from the necropolis

The opening of the Museum of Archeology in Lampedusa has been a very good news and a significan achievement for the conservation of the historical heritage of the island.
None of the finding from the submerged necropolis has been displayed yet, not surprisingly considering the research is far from over and that not a single archeologist so far has made an official comment on the subject. These findings, which I delivered to the competent authorities in the summer 2014 now rest somewhere in the museum wharehouse waiting to be examinined .... occasionaly I will publish here on this blog some videos and pictures of these findings which hopefully one day will be displayed in the museum. I will not pubblish any of those described in the upcoming article to be published on "Sicilia Archeologica" most likely on number 109 of the Journal next October (postponed from June 2016).


A smal prehistoric stone figurine from Lampedusa sea



Another figurine from the submerged necropolis of Lampedusa 





Iconographic models for the figurines found in Lampedusa: the stiff goddess described by Marija Gimbutas

A nice drawing (attribution uncertain, we thank the unknown author) found in the web showing how an eneolithic tomb looked like: in the Lampedusa case these tombs are now  up to 15 meters underwater  (see picture below): the ceramic has been lost due to the water action on clay but stone manufacts have been found.

Above: submerged eneolithic tomb in Lampedusa.
Below an example of a similar rock cut tomb in Morgantina (Sicily)



ALL THE FINDINGS SHOWN ON THIS BLOG HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO THE LOCAL COMPETENT AUTHORITY "Soprintendenza di Agrigento"  IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 BY THE AUTHOR AS SOON AS THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND UNDERWATER.